Masking is a way of life. There are all kinds of masks out there, from sheet to mud to clay. There are even ones designed to rack up the likes on Instagram (even if you can no longer see them).
While any good mask will visibly improve your complexion over time, sometimes we need to get results quick. That’s where power masks come in. These superstar formulas feature a more concentrated mix of ingredients that virtually transforms your skin with just a few uses or even after just one masking session. And you don’t have to use them every day to keep glowing.
The high-octane masks are modeled after those intensive spa treatments that leave you looking and feeling refreshed. But they’re a lot cheaper.
Here are some of the most potent power masks on the market.
Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask, $135 at 111Skin
Priyanka Chopra reportedly used this mask to prep her skin for one of her many wedding ceremonies so you know it must be the bomb. It has colloidal gold to soothe inflammation so you can actually use it on vulnerable skin. The mask even tones while promoting collagen production.
White Lucent Power Brightening Mask, $72 at Shiseido
Diminish the appearance of dark spots and soothe damaged skin with this moisturizing mask. And, as the name suggests, it’ll noticeably brighten your complexion.
Jet Lag Mask, $48 at Sephora
This super dewy mask is a cult favorite for a reason. It can single-handedly keep your skin in check for days. With vitamins C and E along with sodium hyaluronate, it moisturizes as it protects.
Instant Renewal Concentrate Mask, $32 at Kiehl’s
A sheet mask featuring cold-pressed Amazonian oils is what your dry skin is craving this season. It replenishes while helping your skin reinforce its protective barrier so your skin is better prepared to face those harsh winter temps.
Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask, $92 at Sephora
Fresh’s power mask boasts a Black Tea Complex featuring blackberry leaf extract, kombucha, black tea extract and lychee seed extract to improve skin elasticity. The antioxidant treatment even has hyaluronic acid spheres for extra hydration.
Morning Expert Vitamin C Power Mask, $60 at This Works
This invigorating mask contains vitamin C granules to exfoliate lackluster skin. There’s also jojoba and sweet almond oil to nourish and cleanse. It’s a great way to start your day.
Pores No More Vacuum Cleaner, $42 at Ulta Beauty
This mask dislodges stubborn debris and offers a deep clean, making it perfect for oily or acne-prone skin.
Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery PowerFoil Mask, $69.70 at Nordstrom
You only need to use this anti-aging sheet mask once a week to see real results. It instantly refreshes complexions plus moisturizes and evens skin tone.
Cotton Cloud Probiotic Power Mask, $6 at Sephora
Saturday Skin’s natural microfiber mask is full of both prebiotics and probiotics. The powerful combo helps even out your skin’s texture and combats dryness and dullness.